Saturday, January 15, 2011

SPIRITUAL SUNDAYS-Taking Time to PRAY


Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16NIV

The scripture above is the one I am working on memorizing at this time. I tried to find a different one, but the Lord kept giving me this one. . .the one I need at this time! He is like that!

The lesson that I am working on in my Discipleship Bible Study right now (Understanding and Knowing God by Andy and Kim Harrison) is on Prayer, and then I picked up another short study guide, that was on my shelf, Adventurous PRAYER from Women of Faith, and am really enjoying all of the lessons, and the daily devotions from JOURNEY that have been on trusting God, lately. I already had Proverbs 3:1-8 as my life scripture and have always trusted in Him, but I am getting the message loud and clear, not to ever forget to trust in Him always, no matter what!

I do take time each morning to read the devotion and scripture, but do not always make time daily to do a Bible Study lesson and to really spend a lot of time in prayer. I want to do that.

I love the weekends for all the reasons everyone else does, but I also love Saturday and Sunday, because I do take more time to do my Bible Study lessons, and to spend a lot of time in prayer. I started prayer journaling years ago, and filled lots of journals, and then stopped doing that on a consistent basis. My youngest son has filled lots of journals in the last 2 years, and is an inspiration to me. He carries his journal with him always.

God, our Heavenly Father, has asked us to come to him daily with all of our thanks and our needs.

Spending time in prayer can give us the peace of God.

I pray you have a blessed weekend!

Click HERE to go to the Spiritual Sundays blog to share and be blessed.Thank you so much Charlotte and Ginger!

10 comments:

  1. a great scripture...a great promise to hang onto.Hope your weekend is a good one.

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  2. Journaling is such a great tool. I'm amazed at the answers at times!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I prayer journal too. It helps me really focus on what I need to tell God.

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  4. What a lovely post. I think I might read up more on prayer journaling.

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  5. I love prayer journaling~but I need to take more time to do it regularly.
    Your post was enjoyable and conversational. I liked it.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  6. Hey, I just came across your blog by doing a bit of blog-surfing, and I'm glad I did! I've added myself as your newest follower, and I hope you'll check out my Christian devotional site as well: www.nocondemnation81.blogspot.com

    Have a blessed day!

    In Christ,
    Dakota

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  7. This scripture has always meant so much to me. It's such an encouraging scripture. Thank you for sharing your journey of faith with us.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  8. So wonderful to read about someone who takes extra time on the weekends to deepen her relationship with the Lord! He will definitely reward you for diligently seeking Him. What an encouragement that you've gotten your son to journal too!

    *I'd like to invite you to stop by my site, Life Lessons when you have the opportunity! God bless!

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  9. Thank you for a great post today. Why does it seem hard to spend the time in prayer that we want to and need to? I have also worked in the special ed field for many years, so I am going to check out your other blog, too!

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  10. Love the idea of a prayer journal for your son. A good way, I've found, to keep my mind on talking to God.

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